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FANKHANEL, Brenda Yvonne (nee Hauser)

December 22, 1951 – July 30, 2012

Heaven made a call for the very best, and this angel spread her wings. It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Brenda Yvonne Hauser Fankhanel on Monday, July 30, 2012 after a lengthy battle with heart disease.

Born in Daysland, Alberta on December 22, 1951, Brenda was the eldest child of Yvonne (Vonnie) Hauser-Kerr, and Gerald Hauser of Rosalind, Alberta.

Brenda was a devoted and selfless mother, daughter, aunt and friend. She had a tremendous capacity for love and fostered many friendships in her short time on this earth. She adored life (and Mickey Mouse) and has been a friend to all. She always thought of herself as young and spent her time shopping, cooking, and planning family events. Brenda was extremely kind, loved unconditionally, had a gentle soul and a generous giving spirit. Her time on this earth was too short, but we will always have our memories together, and those can never be taken away. We will miss you more than words can say.

Brenda is survived by her daughter Amber (Michael); son Michael; loving grandson Ashton; brothers, Doug, Harv (Terry Lynn), Gord (Sue), and Ron (Peggy); mother Vonnie (Harry); as well as many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends, especially Fr. Alex Shahun OMI. She was predeceased by her father Gerald.

Funeral Services will be held at Our Lady of the Prairies Catholic Church (5202 – 59 Street, Daysland, AB) on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Brenda Fankhanel, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Lori and Michael Stefanishion and family :

    You are all in our thoughts and in our hearts. Brenda was so very special to all of you. We cherish the memories of the many good times we have had and also the many wonderful stories we have heard over the years. Any time I make up a “goody bag” I will think of her inspiration. Please know we are thinking of you during this sad time. Ashton will always have a beautiful angel looking out for him.

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  2. Gene & Martha Waldorf :

    We will always love your mom and remember her vibrant smile and outgoing character. Deepest sympathy and love xoxo

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  3. Scott Foster :

    My most sincere condolences on Brenda’s passing. I last saw her a couple of years ago after being away from Canada for several years and it was like time had stood still. She was just as lovely a person as I remember. I knew Brenda through my close friendship with her brother Doug and always remember her laugh and what a great spirit she was! I hope the family are coping ok…she is in a peaceful place now. God bless!

    Scott Foster from Sydney, Australia

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  4. I’m so thankful to have known Brenda. She was such a generous person and as a kid, she treated me as though I were one of her own. I have very fond memories of her kindness and I’m so sad that the world has lost such a wonderful person. I send my love and prayers to Amber and the rest of her family.

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  5. Amber and family,
    Thinking of you all at this time.
    Don Forsyth

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  6. Christina Fletcher (Gagne) :

    Sorry for your loss.

    I went to school with her son and remember going over to her place when I was young.

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  7. David & Maureen Gerber :

    Our heartfelt sympathies to you all. David happened to meet up with Doug in Sundre quite a while ago (last year??) and Doug had said Brenda was in dire need of a heart transplant. We know she was a beautifully vibrant loving woman. Her presence in your lives will be missed.
    Thinking of you all as you bid your final farewell.
    The Gerber’s, David and Maureen

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  8. Wendy Maine (Buckle) :

    Sending deepest sympathy to all in the family.

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  9. Martin Jacobs :

    Doug, Amber, Ashton and the Hauser family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the knowledge that Brenda is now at peace with her Saviour Jesus Christ.

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  10. Rob and Judy (King) Lomness :

    Our deepest sympathies at losing such a great human being she was always so fun to be around our prays are with you all

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  11. My thoughts and prayers are with Brenda’s family. I cherish the many memories and the laughter that we shared as children and adults. I will miss you my friend.

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  12. My most sincerest condolences to the Hauser family at this sad time. Although we can find some comfort in knowing that Brenda is in the loving hands of god and his angels the pain of her loss remains in our hearts. I lost my son of Brenda’s age and there isn’t a day that goes by that he, like Brenda, will not be in our hearts and always remembered. I’ve known Brenda for many years and have yet to meet a more generous and kind soul. Dispite her illness she was always in good spirits and a delight to be with. May your family find comfort in knowing that you are loved. I will miss her.

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  13. Neil and Keitha Cunningham :

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for all of your family and especially Vonnie. So hard to lose a child. You have many, many good memories. Let God be your consolation and know that she is waiting in heaven for you to join her so that she can show you all the marvelous sights that God has prepared for those who love Him. Love Neil and Keitha Cunningham.

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  14. Peter and Joan (Nelson) Scheie :

    Sending Love and Sympathy to the family. Those whom we have Love never really leave us. They live on forever in our Hearts and cast their Radiant Light on our every shadow. The last time I saw Brenda we had a great time.

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  15. Brenda your love and smiles will live on in our hearts! We had some great talks you and I! A true lady and you lived your life giving so unconditionally to everyone you met. Your strong belief in God was lived out in all your kindness to others. Amber and Ashton she was so proud and loved you both so much – thanks for sharing this very special lady with all of us.

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  16. Kyle and Kelly Neddow and family :

    We were very sad to hear of Brenda’s passing. Though we never met in person, her generosity and kindness have left a deep imprint on our lives for time and eternity. May you experience all the richness of the comfort and love found in our Lord, Jesus Christ now, and in the coming months as you grieve the passing of such a dear lady.

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  17. Barry and Donna Nelson (Yuha) :

    We were so sorry to hear about Brenda’s passing. I remember as a very young girl in school that Brenda taught me to face every day with cheerfulness and a smile. We will always remember her.

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